Credentials and Legal Services
Liberty Bell This synopsis is representative of a portion of Charles Kirchner's credentials. The comprehensive, 10 page, resume is available upon request .

Charles R. Kirchner
120 Englewood Drive
Inman, South Carolina 29349


1970U.S. Army, Explosive Ordnance, Aberdeen, MD
1970U.S. Navy, Explosive Ordnance, Indianhead, MD
1969Metropolitan Police Dept., Washington, DC, K-9 Instructor Training (560 hours)
1963U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance
1963Metropolitan Police Dept., Washington, DC K-9 Training School (560 hours)

CERTIFICATIONS (training of narcotic detection dogs):

  • State of South Carolina Controlled Substances.
  • United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration.
  • Certification numbers available upon request.


    1994Awarded Sigma Chemical Co. Award of Excellence for narcotic dog training and the development of the pseduo narcotics.
    1973Special Citation, Federal Aviation Authority, for training original explosive-seeking dogs for United States airports.
    1972-75Captain/Co-captain, Metropolitan Police, Washington DC canine team, National Police Dog Competitions (Team placed first). Headed police dog demonstration team that performed at half-time show, Redskins vs. Giants football game, 54,000 people, Washington, DC. Primary Trainer and Advisor, Federal Aviation Authority Airport Security Project.
    1971Recognized in "Police Dogs in Action" by Clarke Newlon, as the trainer of the first dogs in the world to detect bombs.
    1971Recipient of the Awards of Excellence from Chief of Police, Washington DC, for originating and training first explosive-seeking dog team (March, 1971)


    Establish and maintain a successful canine program and effective K-9 unit management Jack E. Ellis & Charles Kirchner 1997

    Videotapes: "Narcotic Detection Dog Training 1 & 2." 1992

    (This service is available for a fee)

    In the following jurisdictions:

      Airport Dog
    • Arizona
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • Maryland
    • Minnesota
    • Ohio
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Virginia


    • National Law Enforcement Canine Organization - Executive Board
    • International Explosive Detector Dog Association - Executive Board
    • International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators
    • United States Police Canine Association (Secretary, President, and member of the Executive Board, 1972 - Present)

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